Historical Tour of Imerovigli, Santorini

Away from the crowded village of Thira yet close to the famous Santorini Caldera, are two small settlements, Firostefani and Imerovigli. These gorgeous villages can be found on the road to Oia. Each village has something unique to offer to any visitor of this beautiful island. Take this tour and discover hidden treasures in these two picturesque villages.
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Historical Tour of Imerovigli Map

Guide Name: Historical Tour of Imerovigli
Guide Location: Greece » Santorini (See other walking tours in Santorini)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Author: max

1) Firostefani (must see)

Firostefani is a quaint town located between the villages of Fira and Imerovigli on the cliffs of Caldera. The high vantage point of the cliffs allows visitors to experience a unique perspective of the stunning sea, volcano, and other beautiful surroundings. Quite simply, the best views of the city are afforded here. The sunsets are something you should not miss when you visit.

One recommended attraction is the historic Agios Nikolas Nunnery. It is located between Firostefani and Imerovigli...   view more
Firostefani Ruins

2) Firostefani Ruins

Basically, the entire island is an archeological site with a few exceptions. The road from Firostefani to Imerovigli has its own "surprises". Some of the traditional houses with their hard, smooth walls moistened by water and ground, that were partially dug into the soft tephera, were destroyed by the earthquake in 1968. The remains of those settlements are still there today and serve as a reminder of what happened decades...   view more
Agios Nikolaos Nunnery

3) Agios Nikolaos Nunnery

Located in the stunning and blue waters of the Aegean Sea is the Agios Nikolaos Nunnery. This female convent is located between the villages of Firostefani and Imerovogli in Santorini, Greece. It is dedicated to saints Agios Panteleimon, Agios Nikolaos, and Zoodochos Pigi, and was established by the Gizi family in 1651. Prior to its current use, it was a private family chapel.

The island of Santorini is well known for its white-washed and blue domed churches. With at least 250 houses of...   view more
Church of Panagia Malteza

4) Church of Panagia Malteza (must see)

Yet another masterpiece of the Byzantine period that survived the earthquake, the Church of Panagia Malteza is one of Imerovigli's well-known landmarks. This church is located in a unique place; from this point, there are 3 paths leading to the Caldera walkway, the Skaros Rock, and the Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti,...   view more
Skaros Castle Ruins

5) Skaros Castle Ruins

Located in Imerovigli Village, the Skaros Castle Ruins is one of five fortified settlements in the city. This ancient and fascinating site was originally known as Epano Kastro and also as La Roka. It was built by the Venetian, Giacomo Barozzi, in the 1200s and was the capital of the town until the eighteenth century. The castle was also used as an observation tower and featured a bell, at the top of the mount, to warn townspeople of approaching pirates. It was and still is known as the symbol of...   view more
Church of Panagia Theoskepasti

6) Church of Panagia Theoskepasti (must see)

One of Santorini's symbols, the Church of Panagia Theoskepasti, is located near the port of Andres, on Skaros Rock, a rocky peninsula that projects into the sea. It was fashioned by multiple volcanoes that changed the shape of the island from circular to crescent. In addition, many other islands were also formed from these volcanoes. The rock was also the site of a castle until an earthquake destroyed the building in the 19th century.

The white building with a blue dome housing the...   view more

Walking Tours in Santorini, Greece

Create Your Own Walk in Santorini

Create Your Own Walk in Santorini

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santorini is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sightseeing Tour in Oia, Santorini

Sightseeing Tour in Oia, Santorini

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
City Orientation Tour in Thira

City Orientation Tour in Thira

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km